Opera Browser Assistant?
hellopeach last edited by
@skoy21 said in Opera Browser Assistant?:
Just to help out, here what Opera says about Assistant, copied from https://www.opera.com/privacy that @burnout426 posted above.
Browser Assistant. Your copy of Opera for computers may include a component that displays desktop notifications promoting the browser’s features. It checks if any notifications are pending on a scheduled basis and may anonymously report occurrence of certain system events (namely low battery, low hard disk space, new Wi-Fi network connected, another browser installed). This information is not collected by us and no personal information is sent.
So, yes, it seems to be privacy violation. I always choose to NOT send any data and statistics during Opera installation, but it seems Opera Assistant does not respect this option anyway...
As they say, it reports some system events but information is not collected by Opera? Then who collects this information that Assistant reports?
yup, this part of it "collecting some information but not collected by Opera" is really scary, especially considering that Opera is now owned by a bunch of Chinese companies, which includes Qihoo 360, a Chinese "security" company that has a track recording of producing spywares and malwares. I've been using Opera for a couple decades now, but right now I'm really considering leaving it as I'm afraid it will send some information to some of its Chinese owners...
unl33t last edited by
@hellopeach Good to know. I've been trying to figure out why this application is running for months. I finally uninstalled and reinstalled today only to see it returned immediately. I'll be uninstalling and not using Opera any longer. Shame since I just switched to it last year. I'll take it off my mobile device, too.
mike88 last edited by
In my view Opera is not worth bothering with now , I uninstalled it on my computers a few months ago and havn't looked back. No more updating problems, no more opera assistant, no more links (allegedly) to China. I now use Vivaldi full time..I also occasionally use Firefox as it has a couple of extensions that work better in that browser.